Who We Are:
STROAG is a state wide, diverse group of property owners and affiliates representing the needs and collective voice of STR property owners. Our purpose is to serve and protect our members throughout the state in order to protect and support local economies.
Our mission is to uphold the highest professional standards within our industry and ensure a superior guest experience.This necessarily includes:
Providing meaningful education and information to our members that impacts our industry.
Collaborating with local governments, businesses, and citizens to build and maintain a strong tourist industry thereby, providing for the economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Georgia’s communities.
Pam O’Dell is the Executive Director of the Short-Term Rental Owners Association of Georgia. A co-founder of the organization, Pam is a champion of private property rights and endeavors to empower STROAGA members (comprised of both managers and owners) to rent responsibly and advocate in front of their local and state governments.
O’ Dell is a career lobbyist who began lobbying professionally in Georgia in 2002. She has also been active in Florida and California.
Pam is most well known for ‘quarterbacking’ the first comprehensive renewable energy bill in Georgia and winning battles at the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) on behalf of that industry. Notable also were the legislative victories gained for homeowners on Jekyll Island (Jekyll Island Citizen Association) for the Georgia Shrimp Association, and the Rubber Manufacturers Association of America (among others).
Pam holds a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) which gives her insight into the functions of local governments.
She is currently wrapping up the requirements for a Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and operates her own short-term rental with her daughter Natasha.
She spends her spare time hiking trails in the mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia and swimming in the lake there with her Blue Heeler Maggie Mae.